Nicole Wethington

Nicole Wethington

A student of film, communication, and literature. When I am not studying, I enjoy long walks across dim parking lots and rescuing retired dictionaries from public libraries.

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    How to Use Product Placement

    In many films, the most recent being "Pitch Perfect 2," there are many obvious plugs for various companies (like the Beats headphones." For many, it is a turn; off because of how obvious the advertisement is (like it’s a commercial instead of a film). It is understandable that the film needs financiers, but isn’t there a way to make it less obvious?

    What are some other films that have done this? Some films that have "good" product placements?

    • It would be interesting to find out the who, what and where on product placement. Perhaps, an example of the contractual agreement would be interesting to see who benefits the most. Also, what is the job title of the person who procures these placements. I have even noticed on HIMYM reruns that run in my area there are local advertisements Photoshoped into the show. For example, a calendar on the wall in Lilly and Marshals' apartment or table will have an add for a local restaurant here in town. I wondered who does this job and how the contracts work with these superimposed products in a syndicated show. – Venus Echos 5 years ago
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    Pros and cons of "Spring Breakers."

    "Spring Breakers" was given mixed reviews by audiences. Many thought that it was a work of art– genius, even. Others found it to be lacking in story and actual content. What are your thoughts on the movie? What made it good? What made it bad?

    • If I was to write this topic, then I would focus more on its cons. Spring Breakers comes across as an exploitative action film. Another idea could be to compare/contrast Spring Breakers with Baise Moi, as to which is truly a feminist film. – Ryan Errington 5 years ago
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    • Spring Breakers is an amazing experiment in cinematic explotation. SB is a movie where every trailer made it look like a skin filled party movie. Billed as the movie where Selena Gomez "breaks bad".Instead after getting all these (for lack of a better term) meat-head like people into the theatres the director reveals this film that is nothing like that. The film opens up with a traditional "spreak break pan" showing attractive young people having a good time in mexico repleate with alcohol and nudity and then for the rest of the movie you never go back to that. It's just hanging there never to be addressed again. As far as Selena Gomez goes she plays the religiously Christian girl who fights every step of evil they take AND she's the first one to leave. The most scandalous thing she did in the movie was wear a bikini to my recollection. The movie is violent, there's drugs and sex. But unlike giving the director a blow job to maintain his artistic vision [not porn. title escapes me at the moment] I left spring breakers feeling like there was an artistic and subversive goal behind everything. It's not the movie I was expecting by far. I would have watched it by myself instead of suggesting it with my friends had I known but I thought it was a surprisingly good movie. – wolfkin 5 years ago
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    Sexism in "Spring Breakers"

    After discussing the film with several other film students, I have discovered that most people believe the film to be amazing (genius, even). I do believe that it has it’s merits, however I believe that the story is lacking. The constant slow-motion of boobs and butts is distracting and objectifying to women. "Spring Break" does not accurately portray the spring break season and goes off-road from any inkling of a story. What are your thoughts on the matter?

    • I actually wasn't too impressed by Spring Breakers. I found it to be excessively crass. I would however, like to see someone change my mind! – Luke Stephenson 5 years ago
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    Latest Comments

    Nicole Wethington

    I absolutely LOVED Mindhunter! The story is captivating, beautifully shot, and expertly written.

    Mindhunter: A gritty insight into criminal psychology
    Nicole Wethington

    I loved seeing the Prince become a three-dimensional character in the new Cinderella! It made this rendition of the frequently retold story that much more different and noteworthy.

    Great article! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!

    The Developed Role of the Prince in Disney’s Live Action Cinderella (2015)
    Nicole Wethington

    I have seen Cabin in the Woods! However I forgot about it when I was writing my article. It would have been an interesting addition! Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard put an interesting spin on the horror film. One element I particularly enjoyed was the use of pheromones to manipulate the characters.

    It Follows and The Power of Sex
    Nicole Wethington

    I have! That is another film that embraces horror stereotypes explicitly rather than implicitly (like Friday the 13th, etc)!

    It Follows and The Power of Sex
    Nicole Wethington

    Isn’t that interesting? Not one parent was spotted (except for when the creature took on the likeness of Greg’s mother– but that doesn’t really count).

    It Follows and The Power of Sex
    Nicole Wethington

    I would like to hear more about what you thought about the film.

    It Follows and The Power of Sex
    Nicole Wethington

    Great article! I find it hard to start writing because I am scared that it will not turn out the way I visualize it. However, writing is rewriting– it is important to just get your thoughts down and you can tune it later! 🙂 Thanks for the tips!

    Writing: The Real Reason You Procrastinate
    Nicole Wethington

    Breaking the fourth wall is definitely something that makes Woody Allen Unique!

    Annie Hall, Star Wars, and The Battle Between Art and Commerce